Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Words for the Mediterranean Sea


Friends, I must share this story with you. It was sent to the organization I work with by a young girl named Kholoud Ajarma. My organization was the national jury for a regional writing contest a few months ago, and Kholoud's story was selected (by yours truly) as one of the best 20 in the region.

I was brought to tears by Kholoud's words. She is 25 years old and lives in Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine. This is her story:

(The story has been temporarily removed upon the request by Kholoud, as she is expecting it to be published in a magazine, on the condition that it hasn't been published electronically beforehand)

That is Kholoud's story, unedited and unabridged. She told me that she would like to know what people think of her story. So please do comment, and I will pass everything on to her. Thanks.

5 comments:

Hani said...

This is beautiful.

emanuel said...

Some truly inspired writing, very good. However the subject makes me sad and angry, very sad...

Ruby said...

Thanks for the comments, I will pass them on :)

Mirja said...

I am always slow.. that's my style ya3ni ;) If u still have contact with Kholoud please tell her that her story moved my heart. This world may not be perfect but because of people like her it will always remain beautiful!
With love for the both of you from your sister and friend in Sweden.

P.S Im embarrased I haven't read it before.

Ruby said...

Thanks; comment has been passed on. Keep it coming, people :)